Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Kerry Moy: The greatest lesson that I’ve learned is that although failure can be painful, it is absolutely necessary in order to achieve anything great. I don’t think many people understand that failure is a part of life and in order to accomplish anything you’re going to have to put yourself out there (possibly fail) and keep pushing forward.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Kerry Moy: The biggest source of pride for me is the fact that I am self-made. I’ve built my own company with no financial assistance. My wealth and net worth are because of me and no one else.
Question: What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Kerry Moy: So many things! Most of them were out of my control anyway.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Kerry Moy: Hands down, I couldn’t live without my phone! I use it for everything. Communication, forecasts, information, everything!
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Kerry Moy: Writing and composing music. It’s like a workout program for my mind. Music is definitely a kind of therapy for me and helps me escape and get out of my own head for a while.
Question: What excited you the most about your industry right now?
Kerry Moy: There are so many different opportunities presenting themselves right now. These things are going to change and improve the way that we live our lives. The most exciting thing to me is recognizing the shift, taking action, and helping my clients benefit financially from my ability to see potential and execute a win.
Question: What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Kerry Moy: Hands down, the amount of misinformation that’s available. When people are reporting incorrectly it can spread like a wildfire and cause a lot of people to lose their money.
Question: What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Kerry Moy: The greatest risk I ever took was starting my own company! I did it on my own, without financial backing or the safety net that the support of a corporation would have given me.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Kerry Moy: It’s more of my perspective, but don’t sweat the small stuff! And a lot of it is small stuff. I try to remember everything that this life is temporary to we’ve got to make the most of it.
Question: What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Kerry Moy: Smile! Be grateful, be kind, be happy. Expel positive energy everywhere you go.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Kerry Moy: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. It explains the power of our mental state. When people control their minds great things can happen. Where your mind goes, everything is bound to follow.
Question: Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
Kerry Moy: Well, I believe that common sense and intelligence go hand in hand, so it’s tricky to choose one. If you’re smart then you should be making common-sense decisions. If you have common sense, then it’s reasonable to assume that you have a degree of intelligence. Common sense without intelligence can only get you so far, and intelligence with no common sense will limit your ability to succeed as well.
Question: What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Kerry Moy: Waking up healthy and happy. Getting some exercise in, practicing gratitude, and if I’m lucky, spending some time with the people I love.